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Hovolo beach in Skopelos

On the page about Limnonari I mention that Limnonari is my favourite beach on Skopelos. But the question is if Hovolos is not in the same class. Skopelos is indeed an island full of surprises, there always seems to be something new to discover. We thought we had seen everything when we at the end of our first stay on Skopelos came to the village of Elios, or Neo Klima as the village also is called. We saw on the map that there was a beach nearby, a beach we had completely missed. It was Hovolo beach.


Hovolo beach on Skopelos in the Sporades.

Hovolo beach. Elios in the background.


To get to the beach, you walk via a narrow "path" along the water (sometimes you have to wade). Initially the beach isn't mush to look at, but if you walk a little bit further away from the narrow section at the beginning of the beach, you will come to a real beach paradise with white sand mixed with small pebbles, and extremely turquoise water.


Hovolo beach is one of the best beaches on Skopelos in the Sporades.

Wonderful Hovolo beach.


The wonderful snorkel friendly water at Hovolo beach in Skopelos.

The wonderful snorkel friendly water at Hovolo beach.

Even a bath coward like me, can be in the water for several hours. At the far end is a rock that it is possible to climb over, behind another two beaches are waiting: Megalo Pefko och Fteli. Do not miss Hovolo beach, whatever you do, and if you like to snorkel, you have to bring your snorkel and masks. There are no hotels at Hovolos beach, but it's only a short distance to Elios where there are lots of accommodation to choose from.


at Hovolo beach on Skopelos. Here you can swim and sunbathe naked.

The wonderful sea at Hovolo beach.


Megalo Pefko beach is one of the least known beaches on Skopelos. This is because the beach is very difficult to reach, the only way to get there is with your own boat or canoe. The beach is behind the cliff at the end of Hovolo beach. If you are good at swimming, you can swim from Hovolo beach to Megalo Pefko beach. Megalo Pefko means "big pine tree" in Greek.


Megalo Pefko beach near Hovolo beach on Skopelos.

Megalo Pefko beach is located before Hovolo.


Just before Megalo Pefko beach is Fteli beach, which is also only accessible by boat. In addition, there is a nice beach after Holovo. It is called Armenopetra and can be reached on foot.


Fteli beach near Megalo Pefko and Hovolo beaches on Skopelos.

Megalo Pefko beach on the left and Fteli beach on the right.


Armenopetra beach between Hovolo and Klima on Skopelos.

Armenopetra beach which is located after Hovolo. Glossa on the left in the picture.


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